Houston Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees in Houston

Houston Regenerative Medicine utilizes a unique stem cell therapy approach, incorporating three cell types, including mesenchymal and adipose-derived stem cells plus platelets, for enhanced knee treatment outcomes. This process, performed as an outpatient service, offers quicker and more durable results compared to using a single stem cell type, with patients experiencing significant improvements at a faster rate.

Can Stem Therapy be better than surgery to correct Knee Injuries?

For those with degenerative knee arthritis, traditional surgical options like arthroscopic surgery and knee replacement carry significant risks and often require lengthy, painful rehabilitation. Recent studies question the effectiveness of popular arthroscopic procedures, while knee replacements, though common, are highly invasive and come with their own set of complications. Given these challenges, stem cell therapy offers a promising, less invasive alternative, potentially avoiding the drawbacks of surgery and providing relief for knee pain sufferers.
While surgery might be necessary in severe cases, Houston Regenerative Medicine has observed promising outcomes from stem cell therapy for knees in managing conditions like advanced arthritis and complete ligament tears. Many patients have been able to avoid knee replacement surgery, experiencing significant pain relief and quick recovery times following the clinic’s stem cell treatment for knees, with improvements noted within weeks.

Research on Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

Recent research into stem cell therapy for knee conditions has been explored, with the British Journal of Sports Medicine providing a critical review. This review highlights the varying outcomes of current studies, offering insight into the effectiveness of stem cell treatments for knee issues.

Bone-marrow-derived stem cells, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, and peripheral blood stem cells were used. All five RCTs reported superior efficacy for patient-reported outcomes (Visual Analogue Scale, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index, Tegner, Lysolm, International Knee Documentation Committee, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, Lequesne) compared with controls at final follow-up (range 24–48 months). Superior radiological outcomes were found favoring stem cell injection. Superior histological outcomes and/or improved arthroscopically scored healing rates were reported in two trials. No serious adverse events were reported.

Adult Stem Cells from your Bone Marrow

Houston Regenerative Medicine focuses on stem cell treatments using adult stem cells from bone marrow, concentrated for healing. These treatments, promoting natural recovery, are increasingly chosen for knee osteoarthritis and other knee conditions, highlighting their popularity and potential effectiveness.

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Recovery time for Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain or Knee Injuries

Our patients typically see improvements in knee function and pain reduction within 3 months post-treatment with stem cell therapy for knees, with many experiencing significant or complete pain relief and enhanced mobility. These improvements, resulting from stem cell therapy for knees, have been observed to last for up to 10 years, outlasting the average lifespan of total joint replacement surgeries, which may require revision after 12-15 years.

Words of caution about replacement of full or partial knees

Stem cell therapy is ineffective on artificial joint surfaces, making it not viable post-replacement surgery. It’s recommended to consider stem cell therapy before opting for more invasive surgeries, as the latter eliminates the possibility of benefiting from stem cell treatments.

Knee conditions treated with Stem Cells

Here are some examples of knee conditions effectively treated with our specialized stem cell therapy process:
Our therapy extends beyond the listed knee conditions, covering a wide range of issues. If you’re experiencing knee pain, regardless of the cause, we can assess whether stem cell treatment is suitable for you.

“Stem Cell Injections in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review of the Literature”

Haiko Pas, Marinus Winters, Hidde J Haisma, Martinus JJ Koenis, Johannes L Tol, Maarten H Moen https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/15/1125

“Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”

Journal of Orthopedic Translation, Volume 24, September 2020, Pages 121-130 Yancheng Songa, Junhui Zhanga, Hualiang Xua, Zhujian Lina, Hong Changa, Wei Liua, Ling Kong, Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, China Department of Basic Research; International Cooperation, Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214031X20300450


What our Patient Say

Pursuing surgery, especially for shoulders, the outcome isn’t really that good. Having a natural way to heal your shoulder is definitely the avenue I wanted to take. After 3 weeks, I started to notice the range of motion in my shoulder improved by 75%; pain was reduced by 50%.

(Stem Cell Therapy)

I have to walk down the staircase to meet my fiance to get married. Walking and stairs have been so incredibly painful. Having this procedure, there is no downtime, and I’m feeling so much better – I’m expecting to walk down that staircase without any trouble.

(acCELLerate™ Therapy)

They spun out the stem cells, in probably about an hour, and then shot it into my right knee. It was painless and simple and I got up and walked out with no pain in my knee. It’s been 8 weeks since I had the procedure done, and the coolest thing is I don’t even think about my knee.

(Stem Cell Therapy)

The first five days, so-so, uncomfortable. After about the fifth day it’s been nothing but better and better. Progressively better – I’d say, every two weeks I’m seeing big increments of change. I’m sleeping right through the night.

(acCELLerate™ Therapy)